chapter  2
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The Belief System and National Images: A Case Study [1962]

Even a cursory survey of the relevant literature reveals that in recent years-particularly in the decade and a half since the end of World War II-students of international politics have taken a growing interest in psycho-attitudinal approaches to the study of the international system. It has been proposed, in fact, that psychology belongs at the “core” of the discipline (Wright, 1955, p. 506). Two related problems within this area have become particular foci of attention.